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Sixteen COVID-19 rumors about China
2020/04/30
 

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the world, there has been much misinformation surrounding public discourse about the origin and transmission of the COVID-19 virus (also called SARS-CoV-2). Lies, rumors and conspiracy theories have been widely circulating on social media and some established media.

The motives behind these actions are varied, some are aimed at slandering political and ideological opponents, others target specific countries, ethnicities and religions. China is often at the receiving end of this "infodemic" of misinformation.

The following are the 16 most common rumors about the COVID-19 epidemic related to China, recently compiled and published by the Chinese embassy in Germany. All of these rumors were debunked one by one based on scientific knowledge and facts, with hope to make public discourse around the topic more informed, honest, and truthful.

Links to the website are as follows:

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202004/28/WS5ea77894a310a8b241152248.html  Sixteen COVID-19 rumors about China (Part One)

https://covid-19.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202004/29/WS5ea8ae6ea310a8b24115270a.html Sixteen COVID-19 rumors about China (Part Two)
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